Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SC State University alumnus, Col. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. will deliver words of advice to the cadets during the annual Army ROTC Spring Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Dr. Barbara A. Vaughan Fine Arts Recital Hall located on the campus of SC State. The 2013 Army ROTC Spring Awards Ceremony will recognize the cadets in the Bulldog Battalion that met or surpassed academic and performance standards during the fall 2012 semester.
Cadets from SC State University, Claflin University and Voorhees College will be recognized during the Spring Awards Ceremony. The following fraternal awards will be awarded to cadets: American Legion General Military Excellence Award; American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award; Association of the United States Army Award; Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America Medal; Daughters of the American Revolution Award; American Veterans of World War II; Military Officers’ Association Award; Military Order of the World Wars Award; National Sojourners Award; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Reserve Officers’ Association Award; Sons of the American Revolution; USAA Spirit Award; Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Award; George C. Marshall Award; Society for the War of 1812; Department of the Army Superior Cadet Decoration Award and the Sergeant York Award.
During the Spring Awards Ceremony, several physical fitness awards will be awarded to some of the best and brightest cadets in the Bulldog Battalion. Cadets will also be acknowledged for their outstanding academic achievements while serving in the Bulldog Battalion. Scholarly cadets will receive ribbons for their accomplishments for the fall 2012 semester. Cadets who have received Army ROTC scholarships will be acknowledged and outstanding cadets who have received a 3.50 to 4.00 grade point average (gpa) will be awarded with the dean’s list ribbon. Cadets possessing a 3.20 to 3.49 gpa will receive cadet honors ribbons. Cadets obtaining a 2.90 to 3.19 grade point average will receive cadet scholar ribbons. Cadets with a cumulative 4.00 gpa in all military sciences courses will receive the Army ROTC honors ribbon. The Sergeant York Award will be awarded to the top freshman, sophomore, junior and senior for their selfless support to the Bulldog Battalion.
This year’s speaker will be Col. Milford “Beags” Beagle, Jr. A native of Enoree, S.C., entered the United States Army after being commissioned as an infantry officer in 1990 through the SC State Bulldog Battalion.
Col. Beagle is a distinguished military graduate of South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Education from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. and a Master of Science in Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) from the United States Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Col. Beagle has served as assistant operations officer at the Battalion and Brigade level, he commanded three infantry rifle companies in the 25th Infantry Division and Third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) respectively; Chief of G3 Plans, Eight U.S. Army, Korea; Battalion Operations Officer 1st Battalion (M) 9th Infantry Regiment; Brigade Operations Officer 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Ramadi, Iraq and Fort Carson, Colo.; Joint Strategic Planner, Joint Staff J-7; and executive assistant to the Vice Director Joint Staff J-7.
His most recent assignments were as commander of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment (CAB) Republic of Korea; deputy to the director of Army Staff – DCOM-Army, Camp Eggers, Afghanistan; and Commander, Consolidated Fielding Center, Pol-e-charki, Afghanistan. A recent graduate of the U.S. Army War College as a Fellow with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Washington D.C., Col. Beagle currently serves as the J5 Division Chief for the Joint IED Defeat Organization. His next assignment will be as Brigade Commander, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Ga.
His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Non Article 5 NATO medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Airborne wings. He is also a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.
He is married to the former Pamela Jones of Blackville, S.C. and has two sons: Jordan and Jayden.